Values and Vision: ‘Aspiring to excellence’

The Cedars Academy is an 11 to 18 academy in Birstall that is committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence from its staff and pupils. At the Cedars Academy we are driven to ensure pupil success is at the core of all our work. We provide a vibrant and engaging curriculum which promotes the love of learning, and prepares young people for the next steps in their lives.

We believe that through careful planning and delivering the very best teaching at every stage of their educational journey that pupils at The Cedars Academy will make outstanding progress. We will rigorously check all pupils are making progress in their learning and intervene decisively to remove any barriers to pupil achievement.

We know that by working hard and aspiring to excellence in all we do, pupils at The Cedars Academy will achieve the best possible outcomes and success. We are ambitious and aspirational for our staff and pupils; we believe passionately that every pupil will succeed and are committed to equality of opportunity.

Jason Smith
Head of Academy


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    Christmas Dinner

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    Y11 Maths Revision for the Mock Exam

    24th November 2015

    For the next 2 Tuesdays. 3:15 until 4:30 Drink and biscuit provided.

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    Birstall Memorial

    11th November 2015

    A group of pupils visited the Birstall Village Memorial Service where we met Gillian Johnston, school governor. The children were very well behaved both on the walk to and from school. They also represented the school well during the service. The public were impressed that the pupils were there and chatted with them before and… Read more »

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    Year 10 afternoon tea

    11th November 2015

    Year 10D GCSE Hospitality class carried out a mini event planning and making an afternoon tea in 1 hour 20 minutes. All three teams showed good communication and teamwork in making their teas based on Christmas, USA and Butterfly themes. Well done everyone, Ms Paddison

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    Derbyshire Artist of the Year Visit

    11th November 2015

    The Cedars Academy Art Department was visited today by” Derbyshire Artist of the Year,” Jenny Aitken. Aitken ran two workshops for Year 11 and Year 12 pupils lasting two hours each. Pupils had the chance to learn how to paint landscape using acrylic paint. Aitken taught them about the eye’s journey through a landscape and… Read more »

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    Running for the Stars

    11th November 2015

    Olivia Bonshor (11) and Lexie McCoughlin (11), Year 7 pupils at The Cedars Academy, are two of the highest performing cross country and track runners in the County. Both pupils run for Charnwood Athletics club based at Loughborough University Athletics Stadium. In Year 6 both students participated in the schools Cross Country held at Prestwold… Read more »

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